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Capital Campaign Surges Ahead

The Bowen Island Public Library (BIPL) and the Bowen Island Arts Council (BIAC) are collaborating to construct a shared building in Snug Cove. The Annex-Gallery will create a hub of energy and activity in an enhanced gathering space in the entrance to Snug Cove. It will spark economic opportunities and celebrate the artistic and intellectual life of Bowen Island. Thanks to the efforts of an amazing Fundraising Cabinet, and generous support from the community, the capital campaign, launched just one year ago, has been very successful. We are thrilled to announce we have raised $665,000, 70% of our goal to raise $950,000 for the construction of the building. For more information, visit the project website by clicking here.

Save the date!

The Bowen Island Arts Council is pleased to be hosting the book launch of Joyce Ganong's new book -- No Fear in Death's Light -- My hospital adventure in Tuscany -- on Saturday, October 1. Join us and the author for a book reading followed by a reception and opportunity to purchase a signed copy of the book for only $20 (cash or cheque only please).
About the book: In 2014, Joyce and her husband, Gordon, celebrated their 25th wedding anniversary with a trip to Tuscany. But as they watched the golden light touch the nearby hills on their second morning in Italy, Joyce was gripped by jolts of excruciating pain in her abdomen. The anniversary was cut short as Joyce had no choice but to undergo emergency surgery. During her ordeal, she is comforted by out-of- body experiences that reveal startling truths — among them: that there is no need to fear death.
About the author: Joyce Ganong has been writing all of her life, but this is her first published book. Her articles on health and wellness have appeared in numerous publications including Canadian Living and B.C. Runner, and she is the recipient of a Rotary Integrity Award and the Queen’s Golden Jubilee Medal for her work in community service. She lives on Bowen Island, B.C., where she spends time with her husband, daughters, and grandchildren.
Praise for the book:  “By holding a palpable tension between her vivid medical experiences and the mystery of near-death encounters, Joyce has woven a story that enthralls and inspires. Her clarity and courage allow us to glimpse the numinous.”
~ Diane Marshall, MA, Registered Clinical Counsellor, co-founder of B.C. Brain (Head) Injury Association, Director of the Bowen Island Caring Circle

This is a free event held in conjunction with and in celebration of Culture Days. (Click on the Culture Days logo for more info on other events and activities.)


Cultural Recreational Programming Launches Fall Calendar

As we move into a new season, it's time to think about stretching your mind and body. An art class might be just the ticket! The Bowen Island Arts Council is again working with Community Recreation of the Bowen Island Municipality to offer an array of inspiring programs.

For the list of BIAC programs, check out our programming page by clicking here. To view recreational options, visit the Bowen Island Community Recreation website, or download the catalogue by clicking on the image at the left. Register for classes online via the ActiveNet system or by phone or in person through Community Recreation at the Bowen Island Community School, 604.947-2216.


The Bowen Island Arts Council (BIAC) is dedicated to representing and coordinating the creative efforts and programs of all cultural groups on Bowen Island. BIAC strives to stimulate the development of arts and cultural projects and activities and promote and encourage the advancement of the arts and opportunities for local artists. BIAC also fosters an interest and pride in the cultural heritage and history of Bowen Island.

The artists of Bowen Island welcome you to our creative island!

Based on a national study of communities with a population of less than 50,000 people, Bowen Island was identified as the 4th most artistic community in Canada. Click here for more info.

BIAC gratefully acknowledges the support of the Bowen Island Municipality, the BC Arts Council and the Province of British Columbia. BIAC also thanks all its wonderful members and our community for its unwavering support of local arts and culture.

  For more to do on Bowen Island, please visit the Community Calendar on the Tourism Bowen Island website.

The Bowen Island Arts Council is a member of the Sea to Sky Arts Councils Alliance. Our partners include Lions Bay, Squamish, Whistler and Pemberton. Together we support artists and arts and cultural events within each of our communities and along the Sea to Sky Corridor. Visit the Sea to Sky Arts Councils website by clicking here.
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Sept 16 - Oct 16, 2016
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